Armor by John Steakley (unabridged) was produced by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see below for features list).
The planet is called Banshee. The air is unbreathable, the water poisonous. It is the home of the most implacable enemies that humanity, in all its interstellar expansion, has ever encountered. For the commando forces that are to be dropped on Banshee, special body armor has been devised, the culmination of ten thousand years of the armorers’ craft. A trooper in this armor is a one-man, atomic-powered battle fortress, but he will have to fight a nearly endless hoard of berserk, hard-shelled monsters, the fighting arm of a species that uses biological technology to design perfect, mindless, war minions.
Self-contained, this audiobook app is perfect for your commute, on a trip, or while relaxing. Based on a library-quality recording, this app was built especially for your iPhone and iPod Touch. No unreadable text, no endless scrolling. The audio is of higher-than-normal quality, making for a great listening experience that will not tire your ears or grate on your nerves.
NOTICE: This app includes the same 5-star recording that is available through other retailers for higher prices. It is unabridged and professionally recorded at Blackstone Audio by Earphones Award winner Tom Weiner. You are not buying yet another amateur or volunteer narration. No clicks, background noises, throat clearing, mispronunciations, tinny voices or monotones will be found here.
“The biggest challenge narrator Tom Weiner faces in his performance of Armor is that almost all the characters in this futuristic story hail from different points on the globe… Weiner handles the varied accents so perfectly that he makes it sound easy, certainly easier than his character's mission to destroy an army of giant, intelligent ants. Weiner's skillful interpretation puts the listener in the heat of battle.” —AudioFile
• EXPERIENCE. About 13.5 hours of narration. Created as a Folium enhancedAudio™ edition, this book includes extra functions and features not found on lesser players.
• PLAYER CONTROLS. Includes listen (play), pause, multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, one-touch chapter- and bookmark browser. There is also a “scrub” bar that finds any point inside the chapter with just a tap.
• SLEEP TIMER. Have you ever fallen asleep watching TV or listening to a book? If so, you'll love this feature. Once set, the book will stop, place a bookmark, and allow you to jump back to where you probably began dozing.
• CLEAR & ELEGANT DESIGN. Simple, clean, intuitive, and smarter than average.
• CHAPTER TIMINGS. Always know how much time it will take to finish a chapter. Plus, the progress bar at the top of the screen shows how far into the book you’ve come.
• OFFLINE LISTENING. You are airplane-ready! Once downloaded, listen uninterrupted without threat from a lost network connection. Downloads are usually just 5-10 minutes, but depend upon your network speed.
• AUTO-BOOKMARKING. The player remembers where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the book again.
RATING: 12+ For horror themes, and violence.
Felix is a scout on A-team Two. Highly competent, he is the sole survivor of mission after mission. Yet he is a man consumed by fear and hatred. He is protected not only by his custom-fitted body armor but also by an odd being which seems to live with him, a cold killing machine he calls “the Engine.”